Post # 31
Thank you!! This is very helpful! We also are having chicken strips as a kids meal 🙂
Goo point! I think there is only one person attending who is vegan, maybe I’ll see if my venue will work with her dietary restrictions since it is just one person (if I got with eggplant parm!)
I agree with the eggplant parm being a full meal! At other events I have been too I have also seen many people choose eggplant parm who also eat meat. I think it is something not everyone makes/has all the time (at least in my social/family group) so when they have the opportunity they take advantage lol.
I thought about completely getting rid of beef as well, its an option but we haven’t totally decided on a menu yet!
Post # 32
Spinach salad, penne with chicken and broccoli, New York Strip steak, and haddock
Post # 33
I’d personally prefer the Apple Walnut Bleu Cheese salad, but I know several people who are allergic to bleu cheese, so I’d be wary of that (as far as cheese allergies go, it’s the most common).
For the entrees, I’d choose Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Chicken Parmesan or Chicken Marsala (I really like the latter, but the former probably has a wider appeal), and Eggplant Parm. For the seafood dishes, it’s kind of a toss-up, because on one hand, seafood has a very strong odor that many people can find offensive if they’re not eating it. On the other, for your vegetarian guests, the seafood dishes might open up another option (some vegetarians are ovo-lacto or ovo-lacto-pescetarian, and will still eat fish, but just call themselves vegetarian for the sake of simplicity), so that could be a potential plus. It would really depend on what you know about your guests and their dietary restrictions. If you did want to sub in something else, I would suggest dropping the beef option.
Post # 34
I would prefer a greek salad, but I think for most guests either tossed or ceasar is a better option.
My meal choices would be: Prime Rib (usually more tender than NY strip when being catered in mass quantities), Chicken French, and Eggplant Parm (Pasta Primavera is a good option too).
Post # 35
I am one of those people with the seafood odor issue. I’d deal with it if I had to but I really don’t want to smell the fish lol. Fiance family would be happy with either of the beef and most of the chicken options. Probably even the pork chops too. My family (remembering what they have offered at previous events) would be happy with the chicken parm or marsala, eggplant parm, or one of the beef. As far as I know there is only one vegan coming, I don’t remember anyone else being vegetarian or vegan (but this could have changed). You are the second person to mention dropping the beef option, maybe it isn’t as “taboo” as I thought it would be?
Post # 36
Prime rib, chicken francaise and eggplant parm
If it were my wedding, it would be chicken francaise, stuffed salmon and eggplant parm
Eggplant parm because you could likely cater to a someone veg with a gluten free allergy too.
I would choose the spinach salad.
Post # 37
By The Way, we didn’t do fish… as whenever someone has ordered fish in the past at other wedding receptions, they were hungry immediately after as the fish was not filling. We also debated a pork item, but went with the beef and chicken since we figured most people would like one or the other.
Our venue was also very acoomdating to those with food sensitivites – especially when one meal for sure needed to be gluten free.
Post # 38
greek salad. but i say pick the salad you and you FH want to eat not the one that will make guests happy.
i would pick the prime rib option. DH would pick a fish option.
I would say, do 1 meat, 1 fish, and 1 veggie. Then worry about the exceptions later.
Just an idea. I had people pick their meals ahead of time on the response card. Every person got a seating card. On the seating card, I had a picture of the food they ordered so the staff would know who got what. It was easy for everyone and the guest didn’t have to remember what they ordered.
Post # 39
Another one with no beef! Maybe I am over thinking the beef thing? Good point about the eggplant parm/gluten free!
If you had added pork would you have taken beef or chicken away or would it have been in addition to the 2?
Post # 40
I would go
(Unless you have a lot of veggie friends then swap salmon for Pasta primavera.)
Post # 41
Not too many veggie friends but I thought a veggie dish might also be a “lighter” option. I love some chicken parm!
By The Way just heard from Fiance the “no beef” idea is out the window, he is demanding steak lol
Post # 42
Apple, walnut and blue cheese salad. Slow roasted beef. Stuffed salmon. Eggplant parm.
One meat, one fish and one veggie seems like the best way to go. It all sounds scrumptious!
Post # 43
He sounds like a smart man. “BEEF it’s what’s for dinner!” lol While I LOVE Blue Cheese on anything I feel like a lot of people either love it or they HATE it with a passion. Where as to me caeser less people have a dislike for?
Post # 44
The apple walnut salad seems very popular on the Bee!!
Yes! Blue cheese is love it or hate it (I for one am a hater lol). Most people I know like caesar..again except me lol!! I guess he can have what he wants for dinner 😉 I barely even got the suggestion out and he cut me off with “NOOOOO I want steak!!!”.
Post # 45
Salad – Greek
Entrees – Prime rib, stuffed salmon, eggplant parm